GASKELL, William John Clare

1906 - 1966

William John Clare Gaskell, was born at Newport, Wales on 23 February and baptised at Portskewett, Monmouthshire on 20 April 1906, son of William George Gaskell, a company secretary to a firm of brewer's, and his wife Florence Winifred née Williams, who married at Portskewett on 3 September 1903. In 1911, young William was a 5 year old, living at 10 Caerau Crescent, Newport, Monmouthshire with his parents, 34 year old William and 43 year old Florence with two siblings, Winifred Mary 6 and Frederick George Harold 1, with a governess and two indoor servants. Gaskell exhibited landscapes and romantic classical scenes at the Royal Academy 1934-1964 and elected an Associate member of the Royal Watercolour Society in 1955 and became a full member in 1960. He exhibited at the Ipswich Art Club from 27 Kew Green, Kew, Surrey in 1933, a watercolour 'A Sussex Farmhouse'. He married at Boughton Aluph, Ashford, Kent in 1938, Adeline Mellor (29 December 1914-1998), when he gave his address as Chelsea Art Club and in 1939, an 'art buyer', living at Aluph House, East Ashford with his wife, which was the home of his mother-in-law Mabel C. Mellor (1 May 1875-1962), a widow. He was of Aluph House, Boughton Aluph, Kent when he died at Polla House Estate, Hothfield, Kent on 5 November 1966.




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